Interesting article over at the UK's Jewish Chronicle newspaper about the pro-Israel lobby's fears about the outcome of the UK election in which the Liberal Democrats, led by Nick Clegg, are increasingly likely to hold the balance of power in the new parliament. JC thinks the Lib Dems are rabidly pro-Palestinian and is worried.
When it comes to the Middle East the portents are not encouraging. Clegg is a long-term critic of Israel's policies and led the charge to denounce Israel and impose sanctions during the 2009 Gaza war.
In an inflammatory opinion-page article in The Guardian in January 2009 he called on Labour to "condemn unambiguously Israel's tactics" and called for an immediate arms boycott by Britain and the EU. more